gailsimone:

deducecanoe:

awesomeavocadolove:

Would You Rather: Always Wear Your Superhero Costume or Be Naked All The Time? [x]

I wasn’t going to reblog this until Mackie. 

THE LAST ONE THO

THE FALCON AND ALSO THAT GUY WHAT PLAYS HIM SO GOOD.

(Source: therenegadewhohaditmade)

sadvillains:

bittersiha:

insanitybreach:

CAN WE TALK ABOUT LEGION’S GAMER PROFILE

AND THE FACT THAT HE DONATED TO AN EDEN PRIME FUNDRAISER

AND THAT HE SPENT 75 HOURS ON A ROMANCE GAME

THIS ALONE MAKES THE SHADOW BROKER DLC WORTH BUYING

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Legion’s gamerprofile and grunt’s internet search history are my favorite things. 

ninjaruski:

shadowbabble:

Idris Elba as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

The wonderful Combonight and I were actually talking about this, but the thing of it wasn’t that we just wanted a black actor playing Batman, we wanted a black batman. There’s a distinction between having a black actor portraying a character, and having that character actually be black.
Put another way, for Batman to be black would mean that the character simply did not replace a white man for a black man, but the origin story, the conditions that gave rise to the character within the narrative would be adjusted to reflect the different way in which a black person (man, in this instance) would occupy the social space that the character inhabited.
This is actually my problem with calls for representation within media: it is not enough to simply say “we need more black bodies in fiction,” but we need more black stories, more media that recognizes that being black in the world is to approach the world from a different perspective, and that being in the world as black would change how the character moved through a narrative world.
So yes, I would love to see Idris Elba as Batman, but only if the narrative of this black Batman reflected the way his blackness changes how he could and would move through the social space of the narrative. How much different would it be for a black man to be beating criminals to a pulp? How different would it be to have a black billionaire doing all the things that Bruce does to maintain his identity? Would the people of Gotham be so willing to accept their “Dark Knight” if he was black?
These are the kinds of things that I think any “racebending” of big properties would have to tackle. A property doesn’t just become “black” by inserting a black actor in the role: the narrative itself must acknowledge the blackness of the character in some meaningful way.

ninjaruski:

shadowbabble:

Idris Elba as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

The wonderful Combonight and I were actually talking about this, but the thing of it wasn’t that we just wanted a black actor playing Batman, we wanted a black batman. There’s a distinction between having a black actor portraying a character, and having that character actually be black.

Put another way, for Batman to be black would mean that the character simply did not replace a white man for a black man, but the origin story, the conditions that gave rise to the character within the narrative would be adjusted to reflect the different way in which a black person (man, in this instance) would occupy the social space that the character inhabited.

This is actually my problem with calls for representation within media: it is not enough to simply say “we need more black bodies in fiction,” but we need more black stories, more media that recognizes that being black in the world is to approach the world from a different perspective, and that being in the world as black would change how the character moved through a narrative world.

So yes, I would love to see Idris Elba as Batman, but only if the narrative of this black Batman reflected the way his blackness changes how he could and would move through the social space of the narrative. How much different would it be for a black man to be beating criminals to a pulp? How different would it be to have a black billionaire doing all the things that Bruce does to maintain his identity? Would the people of Gotham be so willing to accept their “Dark Knight” if he was black?

These are the kinds of things that I think any “racebending” of big properties would have to tackle. A property doesn’t just become “black” by inserting a black actor in the role: the narrative itself must acknowledge the blackness of the character in some meaningful way.

In Conclusion…

Bioware royally fucked over F!Shepard’s romance options throughout the entire trilogy, I’m still not over it, and I’m not giving Voldemort and cronies a pass for potentially erasing the bisexual options from DA2.

Hawkesexual. Children, please.

zerothreat:

the issue with making an all-bi cast a mix of gay/bi/straight has a few prongs to it, none of them being that gay characters are included which is imo a great thing and what I was rooting for b4 this news

  • there is no need to introduce straight characters just bc you introduced gay ones. there is nothing to balance out, this is not a zero sum game, there is nothing to gain by limiting romance options further just bc gays got to & it’s spiteful
  • both gay and bi/pan/poly players who play same-gender romances now actually have fewer options and less representation bc one section of the romance pool is exclusive and unavailable to them. despite more ‘diversity’, the number of sg romances & lgb+ chars in existence has declined from ~9 to ~6
  • it absolutely panders to straight players who couldn’t stand the thought of their LI being a total flamer in someone else’s game
  • it absolutely panders to the idea that straight people must be included regardless of impact or necessity in order for something to be realistic, and that realism is in and of itself a thing that should be aimed for
  • there is no way to make a char straight rather than a previously considered other option w/out there being unfortunate implications about what constitutes an lgb+ person. this is a problem inherent in transforming a population from all lgb+ to no longer so
  • possibly the biggest issue is that in practice there will not be an ‘even’ split in the romance quality. having everyone be available to players of any gender was a safeguard that prevented straight characters from eating up all of the content but now that it’s removed you can guess from experience and demographic awareness what the results will be
    - the content differences in da:o and me3 romances were notorious. as has been pointed out, in da:o the straight characters were both clearly the most game-essential companions and had the most involved romances. in me3, the gay characters were introduced in the last game of a trilogy and weren’t even squad members, interaction with them was lacking and as much as I loved them they honestly felt like optional add-ons. 
    - when we split the system as a way of catering to all groups, the most Important group will inevitably get the best pick: the most major characters, the most interaction, the most fulfilment. the next pick is involving characters that whilst unsettling to them can also be available to this demographic (bi/pan/poly choices), and the final and least cared about is involving characters that exclude them (gay choices). no intense attention is going to go into characters whose content will not be played by the majority of gamers, this is the nature of a system that caters to ‘diversity’ and ‘realism’ rather than compassion

so I’ve seen other gay ppl celebrate this and yeah I’m with you friends, I for one am looking forward to getting the characters and romances that weren’t good enough for the straight demographic, I love scraps and not being able to access content, really gets me going

And ME/2/3…gah. Not well handled. Let’s review, shall we?

Male Oriented Straight Romances in ME/ME2

  • Tali’Zorah - love interest for M!Shepard (or Garrus in ME3, and only male characters, hmmm?)
  • Ashley Williams - love interest for M!Shepard
  • Miranda Lawson - love interest for M!Shepard
  • Jack - love interest for M!Shepard

Female Oriented Straight Romance Options in ME/ME2

  • Jacob Taylor - love interest for F!Shepard, effectively gets written out of existence and has a kid with someone else in Mass Effect 3 no matter what you do.
  • Thane Krios - love interest for F!Shepard, dies in Mass Effect 3 no matter what you do.
  • Garrus Vakarian - love interest for F!Shepard or Tali’Zorah
  • Kaidan Alenko - love interest for F!Shepard only until Mass Effect 3, romancing Kaidan with M!Shepard prior to ME3 requires breaking or modding the game in order to do so ((WTF Bioware))

The only bisexual romance option in the game until Mass Effect 3 is Liara T’Soni. She’s perfectly fine with Shepard, no matter their gender, which is beautiful. Until Kaidan got freed up by the writer’s to pursue a romance with M!Shepard in ME3 (which was beautifully written and handled by all parts involved), she was the only one.

And that is a problem.

I’m not surprised that DA3 at this stage might mangle romances for folks. Gaider doesn’t fucking understand bisexuality and I can’t wait until he begins belittling and mocking folks who are rightfully furious about this very conscious decision by Bioware’s writing teams. Hawkesexuality or herosexuality is not a thing; bisexuality is very, VERY real.

「pokemon with happy expressions! ─ requested by morgianaz!

pickpants-maemae:

Guys this picture is so important to me. Sometimes i back out of cosplaying a character because im worried people will judge me or shame me for doing it because im black. Im constantly worried people wont take my cosplays seriously because im just a black girl dressing up as iconic white characters. And sometimes that fear makes me feel like I shouldnt do it, like cosplaying isnt for me and I shouldnt go to cons.
But meeting this little girl made me understand how important it is to show my love for characters even if they arent my race. This little girl came up to me and asked for a picture at LexCon, and I almost cried. She came up to me the ONLY black Harley in a sea of perfectly “accurate” white Harleys. And I was so happy she did, and so happy I was there. Im glad I chose to cosplay a character I love, and to be there representing black cosplayers, because now this little girl might have a little bit more confidence in herself. Maybe my being there helped this little girl see that even girls like her can be geeky and cosplay whoever they want.
I really hope so. I know this made me feel more confident. And this is a picture im gonna treasure forever!

pickpants-maemae:

Guys this picture is so important to me. Sometimes i back out of cosplaying a character because im worried people will judge me or shame me for doing it because im black. Im constantly worried people wont take my cosplays seriously because im just a black girl dressing up as iconic white characters. And sometimes that fear makes me feel like I shouldnt do it, like cosplaying isnt for me and I shouldnt go to cons.

But meeting this little girl made me understand how important it is to show my love for characters even if they arent my race. This little girl came up to me and asked for a picture at LexCon, and I almost cried. She came up to me the ONLY black Harley in a sea of perfectly “accurate” white Harleys. And I was so happy she did, and so happy I was there. Im glad I chose to cosplay a character I love, and to be there representing black cosplayers, because now this little girl might have a little bit more confidence in herself. Maybe my being there helped this little girl see that even girls like her can be geeky and cosplay whoever they want.

I really hope so. I know this made me feel more confident. And this is a picture im gonna treasure forever!

dragonsroar:

theres a character in this starting zone named ‘jojo’ and he breaks everything he can with his fists and i was kind of confused why this guy had a questline in the pandaren starting zone for a while until i looked him up and realized

hes a jojo’s bizzare adventure reference

"I want to go to japan and be a mangaka"

neridesu:

enoshima-smoothie:

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do u rly?

Please pass this on.  Please educate those foolish children and weeaboos who (are most likely spoiled) and have no idea what sort of a hellish life being a mangaka in Japan could be…


Joseph Joestar: Next you’re gonna say… “Did you really think that I, Kishibe Rohan, write manga for fame and money?!”

Rohan Kishibe: “Did you actually think that I, Kishibe Rohan, write manga for fame and money?!” (shocked expression)